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WSU football recruiting: Texas WR Tyquez Hampton flips to Utah

The three-star receiver recently took an official visit to Utah.

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Less than 24 hours after Washington State picked up a verbal commitment from a highly touted receiver in Derrion Grim, they lose a coveted pass catcher as Tyquez Hampton, a three-star receiver from El Paso, Texas, announced that he has flipped his pledge to Utah.

Hampton, who announced his de-commitment and subsequent flip on Twitter, says the chance to take an official visit to Utah to experience the game day atmosphere, as well as the Utes’ medical school and APR scores were among the main reasons for his decision. Washington State shifted away from in-season official visits last cycle.

The El Dorado standout’s de-commitment comes in the midst of a nice little recruiting stretch for the Cougars, who have added a pair of verbal commitments in the last week, though it’s certainly not surprising. Hampton’s commitment grew increasingly soft in recent weeks.

Hampton was previously committed to Southern Methodist prior to committing to Washington State in early June. He also holds offers from Mississippi State and West Virginia, among others.

With Hampton no longer in the fold, Washington State’s 2017 recruiting class now sits at 12 commitments, including two receivers -- Anthony White, Jr. and Grim, the former Nebraska receiver who committed Monday evening.

The Cougars have several offers out to uncommitted prospects in the 2017 class, including four-star receiver Isaiah Hodgins, whom the coaches appear to still be recruiting despite his de-commitment in mid-August. WSU is also after Jamire Calvin, Rodney Scott, Bryan Thompson, Je’Von Figaro, Dominick Silves and several others.